March 1, 2015 – Rain Bird has announced the new GBS25 Golf Black Solenoid for Rain Bird valve-in-head golf rotors and case assemblies. The GBS25 solenoid is designed for any golf course that experiences surges due to lightning or uses non-potable water. The GBS25 is the standard solenoid included on all currently available Rain Bird valve-in-head rotor models.
“The GBS25 Solenoid provides superintendents with a solution for two potential service issues often faced by valve-in-head solenoids: resistance to lightning surges and resistance to debris,” said Matt Mikucki, rotor product manager with Rain Bird’s Golf Division. “The GBS25 has the highest surge resistance in the industry and is rated for 25,000 volt surges. It also has a secondary filter that protects the solenoid chamber from debris, keeping the plunger captured and away from contamination.”
The GBS25 introduces several new improvements and features including:
— Industry-leading surge resistance of 25kV
— Built-in filtration for a 2nd level of debris protection
— New 3/4 inch shorter body design that eliminates the need for a thread adapter
— Captured plunger and wire capture ports
— Reduction to minimum operating voltage
The durability of the GBS25 practically eliminates service labor. The GBS25 comes with a one-year warranty standard and is extended to five years when installed with a Rain Bird swing joint.